St. John Mom Who Survived Irma Under Mattress Speaks Out: 'The Smell of Death Is Overwhelming'




St. John resident Mary Anne Steele, mother to young sons Arlo, 4, and Ezra, 2, felt first-hand the terrifying effects of Hurricane Irma on the U.S. Virgin Island

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